Nichole Hannahs

Treating Hidden Home Dangers

by Nichole Hannahs on June 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

Dangers could be hiding in your home and a program this week wants to make your home healthier.

The Rambo Memorial Health Center will host a free program where three presenters will talk about the health effects of mold and radon gas and how to test and treat your home.

A nurse case manager at the health center said that someone experiencing a mold problem may have similar symptoms to that of an allergy sufferer.

"People that have things like COPD or they’re immunocompromised or infants or the elderly their symptoms can be a lot worse," explained Emily Bellville a nurse case manager at Rambo.

Radon gas is naturally caused by the disintegration of uranium in the soil, but Bellville said the levels seem to be higher in Muskingum and Licking counties.

"People who are non smokers, it’s the number one risk of lung cancer in non smoker’s is radon," said Bellville.

Those interested in attending this program can visit the Rambo Health Center at 7pm Thursday June 21. Bellville encourages all those that attend to bring questions for the presenters.